Woolworths Supermarkets Managing Director, Natalie Davis said: “While almost all customers are now bringing their own reusable bags, we know unplanned shops still present a challenge from time to time.
“Last year we introduced the option of a paper bag, which can be recycled at home, and the feedback from customers has been positive.
“As paper bags are now a permanent part of our range, we’re working to support new Australian jobs in partnership with local manufacturer Detpak.
“Our proudly Australian made bags are the result of Detpak’s hard work to build the local capacity needed to supply hundreds of our stores across the country.
“The launch of the bags in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia will provide a welcome boost for local manufacturing, which we’ll continue to build on as we roll them out to all parts of Australia by the end of the year.”